4K Features & Buzz

4K finishing in GoPro Cineform

4K finishing in GoPro Cineform In the latest update of Adobe's Premiere Pro CC 2014.1, you can now find the GoPro Cineform codec as an export setting. When you update your version of Premiere Pro CC, this great value is automatically added to your computer. It now works native without having to use the GoPro Cineform studio application that is also available as a free download on GoPro’s website.

One on One with Mark Magidson

One on One with Mark Magidson Band Pro sits down with 'Samsara' Producer Mark Magidson to learn about his latest projects, and get his impressions of shooting 4K with the Canon EOS 1D C.

Avid High Resolution Workflows: 2K, 4K, and UHDTV

Avid High Resolution Workflows: 2K, 4K, and UHDTV As the next high-resolution media evolution approaches, a unique set of workflow challenges comes along with it. Advents in 4K and UHDTV technology offer artists and consumers higher frame rates, wider color gamuts, increased dynamic range, and higher pixel counts—but offer post-production teams potential workflow efficiency headaches.

Will 4K Be A Passing Trend?

Will 4K Be A Passing Trend?

As you might expect the battle lines have been quickly drawn on both sides of the 4K camp. The naysayers claim that most people can't tell the difference between 4K and HD. On the other side of the fence the proponents are saying that it's a major jump from HD with better color and a true immersive experience. 

4K and Avid

4K and Avid    by 4KHUB Contributor, Janet Dalton

By 2014, 4K moved beyond early trade-show rumblings to become a dominant player in the world of acquisition formats. There are many advantages to shooting 4K including increased creative flexibility to zoom and reframe shots in post, higher quality keying & 3D capabilities and a more secure medium for archiving purposes.  However, while the shift from SD to HD took almost 10 years to take hold, the move from HD to 2K to 4K is happening in less than half that time.

Is 4K Over-rated?

Is 4K Over-rated? by 4KHUB Contributor, Larry Jordan

I was delighted when the folks at 4KHUB asked me to contribute an article to their launch. Because I have opinions about this. You can call me a skeptic, but from my perspective, this 4K business is not the solution to world peace, nor perpetual prosperity. (And, as an aside, for this article, I’ll use the term “4K” to mean all image sizes larger than 1080p HD.)

4K & Red Cameras

4K & Red Cameras

Sean Benson, cinematographer and video editor for Digital Brew gives us his thoughts about Red cameras and 4K.


4K Opinions & Interviews

4K On Set

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Arclight Productions have been shooting and finishing films—all in house—in 4K since 2009. They share their experience shooting their newest 4K documentary 'COUNTRY: Portraits of an American Sound' with us.

4K in the News

Canon Introduces The World’s Longest 4K Ultra-telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-format Single-sensor Cameras

Canon Introduces The World’s Longest 4K Ultra-telephoto  Zoom Lens For Large-format Single-sensor Cameras New Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers Industry-Leading Range Up to 1500mm With Built-In 1.5x Extender With the increasing use of large-format single-sensor 4K cameras for field productions like sports and nature documentaries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the new ultra-telephoto CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens. With the world’s longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x…

AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for ‘Gone Girl’ VFX Review

AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for ‘Gone Girl’ VFX Review AJA Video Systems' Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry and was released by 20th Century Fox on October 3rd. The Gone Girl production workflow was very ambitious from the get go, captured in 6K using RED…

Sony Electronics launches 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector in New York Market

Sony Electronics launches 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector in New York Market Sony’s state-of-the-art 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is now available to consumers. Sony says the introduction of the projector is the first step in realising Sony’s “Life Space UX” vision, a new user experience that enables people to enjoy entertainment content more freely, beyond the preconceived ideas of current living spaces.

Sharper Image From 4K TVs Is a Gimmick Worth Having

Sharper Image From 4K TVs Is a Gimmick Worth Having Americans have made it clear: They don’t want a lot of gimmicks in their TVs. In an effort to improve sales, though, television makers have tried gimmicks anyway. They have praised 3-D TVs. They have promoted voice controls. And they have highlighted Internet-streaming interfaces. None have really moved the needle. The latest big selling point — ultrahigh-definition displays, also known as 4K — also faces an uphill climb. But unlike many of the gimmicks and features that have been…

First 4K OLED TV Goes On Sale Today

Southern Calif. A/V specialty chain Video & Audio Center will again be the launch pad for another technology first — LG’s 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs — at a product sendoff ceremony Thursday evening. LG said the chain will use its flagship showroom here to unveil LG’s recently announced 65-inch 4K UHD OLED set. The store is also advertising that LG’s 77-inch 4K UHD OLED set will be on display. Seated in the lap of the nation’s content creation capitol, Video & Audio Center has long been…

Shot Fired: Sony to Release New 4K Capable RX20 Mid-October (Rumor)

Shot Fired: Sony to Release New 4K Capable RX20 Mid-October (Rumor) According to a new rumor from the Sony rumor mill, it will not take long at all, mid-October to be exact. Yes, according to the new report Sony will launch a new RX20 in mid-October, which will feature – you guessed it – 4K video recording, as well as Sony’s XAVC-S codec. Most of the other features of the camera will be minor upgrades, if not exactly the same as the current RX10.

Panasonic intros new 4K dome surveillance cameras

Panasonic intros new 4K dome surveillance cameras Want to see exactly who is snooping around your front yard at night? Panasonic has introduced two new surveillance cameras based on their 4K ULTRA HD Engine that’ll produce high resolution stills of intruders. The Panasonic i-PRO ULTRA 360 series cameras will be available as an indoor model (WV-SFV480) and outdoor version (WV-SFN481) with anti-shock, vandal resistant chassis that meet IP66 standards for dust and water resistance.

The Sony RX10 may be joined by a 4K RX20

The Sony RX10 may be joined by a 4K RX20 For a long time we've thought that the Sony RX10 might be capable of 4K with a firmware upgrade. Now there are rumors that there will be an RX20 - essentially the same but with 4K Sony has some extraordinary chipsets around which it builds its current generation of cameras. We're slowly seeing Sony's high-quality recording codec, XAVC, being rolled out across several of their products. What these devices also share is a 1" sensor, and Bionz X processor that can comfortably handle downscaling…

The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K

Although they are still fairly new technologies introduced into the market only a few years ago, 4K and 4K TV have recently been in the limelight. The nascent format dominated the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, and was also featured at this summer's IFA technology fest.

4K-ready memory cards

4K-ready memory cards Ultra High Definition (HD) or 4K, may soon overtake HD as the preferred way for people to watch TV and movies at home. 4K TV sets are expected to sell well this Diwali season and 4K TV services will begin rolling out in India in 3-4 months. It's time to start shooting your next shaadi-ka-video in 4K and there are at least 6 makes of mobile phones available in India, which allow you to shoot in 4K. Now comes the problem! 4K as the name suggests is four times sharper, denser than a HD image and gobbles up those gigabytes on your phone memory card, for every minute you shoot.

Panasonic Showcases Its State-of-art 4K Imaging Products and a New Concept Communication Camera

Panasonic Showcases Its State-of-art 4K Imaging Products and a New Concept Communication Camera Panasonic is exhibiting a wide-range of digital imaging products in 3 areas at its booth - "4K," "Photo," and "Communication." * An extensive range of 4K products and technologies In center of the 4K area, there is a stage on which talk shows with photographers, who highlight the benefits of LUMIX's 4K technologies, is taking place. There is also a touch & try corner where visitors can come and test the features of the digital cameras and camcorders for themselves. Panasonic is…